Volkanovski likely face on the cover of EA UFC 5

Excitement has surged among fans as the UFC 5 game dropped an intriguing teaser trailer, sparking speculation about the potential cover athlete. Alexander Volkanovski, the reigning UFC featherweight champion, seems poised to take center stage on the cover of the highly anticipated EA Sports UFC 5 game.

UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion, has not only captured global attention through its fights but also leveraged its popularity in the gaming industry. The collaboration with EA Sports has yielded a series of UFC-based games, with the most prominent being the EA Sports UFC franchise.

Since the initial launch of the series in 2014, the franchise has seen three subsequent releases, culminating in the upcoming UFC 5. The latest teaser, a brief 12-second trailer, showcased glimpses of the electrifying UFC arena, generating fervor among fans. Alongside the adrenaline-pumping visuals, the trailer offered a sneak peek at an athlete cracking his knuckles.

Although the teaser refrained from revealing the athlete’s face, keen-eyed fans discerned striking similarities between the tattoo on the athlete’s right arm and that of the current UFC featherweight champion, Alexander ‘The Great’ Volkanovski. This resemblance has led fans to believe that Volkanovski might grace the cover of the game.

While the confirmation is pending, the likelihood of Volkanovski’s presence on the cover is significant. The franchise has historically featured renowned UFC athletes on its cover, including luminaries like Israel Adesanya and Jorge Masvidal.

Volkanovski’s inclusion would be well-deserved; he stands as one of the most celebrated UFC athletes of the moment. His undefeated streak from 2013, comprising an impressive 22 consecutive wins, underscores his prowess.

In a pivotal move to the lightweight division in February, Volkanovski experienced his first UFC loss. Facing off against lightweight champion Islam Makhachev, he displayed remarkable resilience despite succumbing to a unanimous decision. Volkanovski’s valiant performance earned him newfound admiration, particularly for nearly toppling the seemingly invincible Makhachev.

Anticipation for EA Sports UFC 5 has reached a fever pitch, as fans eagerly await the unveiling of new features within the game. While an official release date is yet to be confirmed, speculation abounds that the game will make its debut in November of this year.

As the buzz intensifies, all eyes are on whether Alexander Volkanovski will emerge as the cover star of EA UFC 5, cementing his legacy both within the octagon and in the realm of gaming.